For the busy quality practitioner to train front-line workers in Statistical Process Control. This video is perfect for overview or just-in-time team training.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 25, 2011
KnowWare International Inc. announces the release of a new video training on statistical process control for manufacturing and healthcare. While anything using the word "statistical" can make people blanch, SPC is actually easy using the QI Macros for Excel. Jay Arthur says: "People don't need to know math or statistics; they just need to know how to draw and interpret a control chart or histogram." This 60-minute video will cover everything people need to analyze any control chart or histogram.
Control charts can tell if a manufacturing or healthcare process (e.g., emergency department turnaround times) is capable of meeting a customer's needs, or if it is "out of control" and needs to be improved. Healthcare uses control charts to track life-saving measures like what percent of heart attack patients receive aspirin at arrival.
Histograms help determine if a process is meeting customer requirements or not. Manufacturing uses histograms to verify if pistons will fit in the engine block. Statistical process control is easy once performance data is converted into a chart. And charting is easy with the QI Macros. The QI Macros are an add-in for Microsoft Excel that automate all of the charts and diagrams required for statistical process control (SPC) and Lean Six Sigma. There are over 100,000 registered users. The QI Macros consist of four parts: 1) 30 Macros that create pareto, control charts, and histograms, 2) Over 90 fill-in-the-blank templates and dashboards for Lean Six Sigma and SPC, 3) Statistical analysis tools like ANOVA, f-test, t Test, and regression analysis and 4) Data transformation tools like restacking, word counts and pivottables.
Unlike complex statistical tools, anyone from nurses to Six Sigma Black Belts can learn to use the QI Macros in a matter of minutes. QI Macros are easy to learn. The pull-down menu gives immediate access to all tools. It works directly on Excel data. And it automates the most commonly used Lean Six Sigma improvement tools.
30-day evaluation copies of the QI Macros for Excel can be downloaded at http://www.qimacros.com/freestuff.html.